POL434 - Politics of the Arab Peninsula [Goal 8] (Diversity)

General

Prefix

POL

Course Number

434

Course ID

00147097

Course Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

Lecture

Department(s)

Description

Politics of traditionalism and change in the Arab Peninsula. The strategic and long standing relation between the Arab Peninsula countries and the United States.

Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

No Requisites

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

08

Cultural Diversity

No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Identify the countries that constitute the Arab Peninsula and their location on the map.

Outcome

Discuss and explain the history and basic elements of Islam as a religion and as it relates to the politics of Arab Peninsula countries.

Outcome

Analyze and explain the role of the British Empire in shaping the politics of the modern Arab Peninsula.

Outcome

Analyze and explain the role of tribalism and the oil industry in shaping the politics of the Arab Peninsula countries and compare resulting state policies.

Outcome

Evaluate the general patterns of rulership and government that run across the Arab peninsula countries (family rule, rentier state, tension between traditionalism and development, Sunni-Shiite tensions).

Outcome

Analyze the unique role and position of Saudi Arabia not only in the Arab Peninsula but around the whole Muslim world.

Outcome

Articulate and critique the strategic interest and relationship that the United States has with the Arab Peninsula countries.

Course Outline

Course Outline

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Dependencies

No dependencies